Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $845,846)
The Formula Grants Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of this program is to support State and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements. Program areas may include: Planning and administration; State Advisory Group allocation; compliance monitoring; juvenile justice issues for American Indian tribes; prevention of substance abuse by juveniles; prevention of serious and violent crimes by juveniles; prevention of juvenile gang involvement and illegal youth gang activities; prevention of delinquent acts and identification of youth at risk of delinquency; and improvement of juvenile justice system operations, policies, and procedures including establishing a system of graduated sanctions, treatment programs, and aftercare.
The OJJDP FY 2011 Title II Formula Grants Program in the State of Tennessee is administered by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY). The purpose of Tennessee's Title II Formula Grant Program is to address various aspects of juvenile delinquency in the state. This includes an analysis of juvenile crime to determine where to direct intervention strategies. TCCY seeks to direct funding resources to programs and projects that focus on prevention and intervention services for at-risk youth as well as those involved in the juvenile justice system. The service population includes youth, 18 years and younger. TCCY believes early prevention and intervention methods can assist in deterring youth from ending up in the criminal justice system. Their goal is to reduce juvenile delinquency in Tennessee. The objectives for achieving the goal are to fund at least 15 projects to address juvenile delinquency and to reduce delinquency by five percent by 2013. Activities proposed include after school programs, mentoring services, alternatives to detention, tutoring, social skills, and character building.